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Benefits of Being A Member

From belonging to the only global network of travel and event professionals committed to motivational experiences that deliver business results. Through unparalleled networking opportunities, education and connections, members form lasting partnerships that grow their businesses and professional development.

Executive Board Members

PRESIDENT
Jorge Colona, CIS

e-Group Communications
786.368.9213
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Being the past Director of Group Sales for Melia Hotels International Global Collection, Jorge’s passion for the hospitality industry brings, to SITE Florida and the Caribbean, over 29 years of strong background in incentive groups sales and meeting industry (MICE); as well as, Convention Bureau (Meet Puerto Rico) and Cruise Line Sales (CCL – International Groups). Also, for the past 13 years Jorge has been involved with the University of Miami – Center for Autism and Related Disabilities, previously as Constituency Board member and currently as Co-chair for their annual signature fund raising event “Tropical Nights”. These funds provide free assistance to more than 7,000 families with children affected with Autism in South Florida. In addition to 15 years as Team Captain “WALKING FOR AUTISM” (Autism Speaks).

PRESIDENT ELECT

Eleanor Soucy, CIS, CITP

Incentive Meeting Services
727.656.7671
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Ellie has been making her mark in the industry for over 20 years. Originally born in Jamaica, Ellie grew up in Rochester, NY, to eventually live in Dubai and Hong Kong before settling down in sunny Florida. She started out her career with Inc Magazine after studying both accounting and criminal justice. At Inc Magazine, Ellie was appointed to oversee a newly developed program to include CEO symposium, employee conferences and customer loyalty conferences. Most recently, Ellie successfully started her own minority-and-woman-owned corporate incentive and meeting company and corporate loyalty program in 2014, and she hasn’t looked back since.

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT

Todd M. Mickey, CIS, CITP

Applied Meetings & Hospitality Solutions
239.776.0714
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Todd M. Mickey, CIS, CITP is the Managing Partner and Co-Founder at Applied Meetings & Hospitality Solutions, LLC a global leader in Incentive travel. As a graduate of New England Culinary Institute earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel Management and an Associate’s Degree in Culinary Arts, Todd has been providing high-quality service to a wide range of corporate and association clients for over 25 years. Before Applied Meetings & Hospitality Solutions, LLC Todd was employed in hotel sales by the top luxury hotel companies such as The Ritz-Carlton, Hotel Company, LLC, The Peninsula Hotel Company, LLC, Posadas Hotel Group, LLC., Luxury Resorts and Hotel, LLC and Hilton Worldwide. Todd’s focus on quality business practices will help bring together meeting professionals, hoteliers and logistic travel experts for 2021!

FINANCE/TREASURER

Millie Evans

Alliance Incentives & Meetings, LLC
913.219.0880
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Millie has been a SITE member since the late 70’s, and was provided with education and networking opportunities that helped her business grow. She was active in Global on several committees and served as Crystal Awards Chairman as well as won an award. She was the special Advisory Committee and chaired The Signet Awards event in Stockholm celebrating 25 years of Incentive Travel. Since moving to Florida from Kansas City, she has been involved with the SITE Chapter Board as Secretary, VP Membership and Treasurer. She has seen SITE Florida & Caribbean Chapter grow with dedicated professionals interested in contributing and learning to better the industry and community.

Board Directors

DIRECTOR MEMBERSHIP

Gilbert Villard

Visit Lauderdale

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Gilbert Villard owes his professional career to SITE, as he was chosen student Leader for the SITE University in Puerto Rico. Since 1993 Gilbert has worked in different facets of the Tourism industry, Travel Agent, Ship Agent, Director of Sales of Caribbean Exhibits & Special Events, National Account Manager Puerto Rico Convention Bureau, and His Current Position as Regional Sales Executive for the Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB.

VP MEMBERSHIP

Eleanor Soucy, CIS, CITP

Incentive Meeting Services
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Ellie has been making her mark in the industry for over 20 years. Originally born in Jamaica, Ellie grew up in Rochester, NY, to eventually live in Dubai and Hong Kong before settling down in sunny Florida. She started out her career with Inc Magazine after studying both accounting and criminal justice. At Inc Magazine, Ellie was appointed to oversee a newly developed program to include CEO symposium, employee conferences and customer loyalty conferences. Most recently, Ellie successfully started her own minority-and-woman-owned corporate incentive and meeting company and corporate loyalty program in 2014, and she hasn’t looked back since.

DIRECTOR OF EVENTS

Matthew Boutwell

Private Jet Services
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Prior to SeaDream Matthew was the International Corporate Sales Manager for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings in Southampton, U.K. His tenure in outbound sales with cruise lines goes back over ten (10) years to his first role with Norwegian. The experience provides Matthew with extensive knowledge and experience in corporate travel sales and large group movements.

VP EVENTS

Tracy Connolly

Visit St. Pete/Clearwater
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Tracy has been a Destination Educator for the St. Pete and Clearwater area for the past 5 years. Her early experiences working onboard cruise ships and luxury cross country passenger trains helped shape her love of luxury travel. She has an extensive resort sales background from Westin Resort, St. John, USVI to Annapolis Marriott and independent beach properties. Her dedication to and understanding of incentive travel and unique experiences will help shape her role with SITE Florida & Caribbean.

Dan PolulakDIRECTOR OF YOUNG LEADERS

Dan Polulak, CIS

Carnival Cruise Line
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Dan Polulak, CIS is a Sales Director for Charters, Meetings and Incentive Sales with Carnival Cruise Line. Dan has over 8 years’ of involvement in the Meetings and Incentives industry with previous experience at Marriott Hotels and the global charter airline Miami Air International. Additionally, Dan served several years as a Committee member and past Co-Chair of the SITE Global Young Leaders Committee. SITE has given Dan a platform for not only incredible networking and career growth opportunities, but also the ability to form lifelong friendships with link minded MICE professionals. Dan looks forward to growing Young Leader involvement across the Florida and Caribbean chapter!

VP COMMUNICATIONS

Frank Robleto, CITP, IP, ACC

Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines
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Frank has achieved his CIS certification and the IP certification in 2018 to fully understand the incentive market and understand his clients needs. During his tenure at Carnival Cruise Line, he did receive the fleet award for most full ship charters sold from 2013 – 2017. Frank will be inducted in January of 2020 as VP of Communications & Marketing for SITE Florida & Caribbean which he is very excited to give back to this organization. Frank was also selected this year to sit as a board member of ITC SIG within IMA.

VP EDUCATION

George Brice

Nassau Paradise Promotional Board

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George Brice is Vice-President of the Nassau Paradise Island Promotion Board. His hospitality career spans over 34 years. He worked in all areas of food and beverage as a teenager, after school. He began his career while attending the Bahamas Hotel Training College and working nights as a Front desk supervisor at the Balmoral Beach Hotel. He has held several senior management positions in hospitality management ranging from assistant manager at the Loews Paradise Island Hotel and Villas, to Convention Manager at the opening of the Grand Hotel on Paradise Island. He joined the Nassau Paradise Island Promotion Board in 1987 as Director of Sales, quickly rising through the ranks to his current position of Vice-President.

VP MARKETING

Virgil Napier, MBA

Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa
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Napier’s management philosophy allows those team members to show case their creativity while embracing the four core principles of Time, Space, Love and Generosity. Napier has earned multiple degrees including an M.B.A. from ASU in International Management, and B.B.A. from the University of Miami. Beyond studying abroad in Asia, and an intern for Senator John McCain(R) in Arizona, Napier owes his belief in training to his mom, a retired teacher and example of always striving for more. Napier considers himself a global nomad and a local foodie, steward of the environment, and benefactor to those furry pets needing a voice. Personal interests include college football and cooking for his teams whenever there is a need to celebrate!

VP SPONSORSHIP

Malely Davila

Hilton Worldwide Sales
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Malely is part of the Hilton International Sales Team; in her global role she supports Hilton’s International Portfolio and advocates US customers in finding the perfect Hilton Hotel outside the United States. Malely is really excited about the networking opportunities and the educational development that SITE provides. Being in South Florida and so close to the Caribbean she knows our chapter has incredible professionals, many of whom she has had the pleasure of working with and looks forward to meeting other SITE members.

VP SUSTAINABILITY

Todd M. Mickey, CIS, CITP

Applied Meetings & Hospitality Solutions
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Todd M. Mickey, CIS, CITP is the Managing Partner and Co-Founder at Applied Meetings & Hospitality Solutions, LLC a global leader in Incentive travel. As a graduate of New England Culinary Institute earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel Management and an Associate’s Degree in Culinary Arts, Todd has been providing high-quality service to a wide range of corporate and association clients for over 25 years.

CHAPTER ADMINISTRATOR

Debbi Hartman

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